Documentation is essential to a crash with truck. You need to make sure you gather documentation and keep all the evidence that you can to support your claim. To have a successful claim, you must build a strong case and prove who is at fault for the crash.
Return to the Scene
If you were injured in a crash with a truck, the key to proving your case is returning to the accident scene to gather evidence. Look for things that could have contributed to the crash.
As an example, if the crash was at an intersection was the driver’s visual clearance impacted? Check for weeds, trees, or bushes that could have blocked the view of a driver, and look for a faulty traffic light or a missing stop sign.
Proving negligence is essential in a personal injury claim.
Taking Photographs of the Accident Scene
You should make sure you take plenty of pictures of the accident scene. These pictures should be taken from different locations so everything is show clearly and in detail.
Get photos from different angles so you can accurately document the line of site for all drivers who were involved.
Another important aspect of taking photos is to make sure that you take pictures under conditions similar to those when your accident occurred.
These will help document how traffic was on the day and time of your crash. In addition, documenting how traffic was controlled, such as the traffic lights or stop signs at an intersection, can help support your claim.
Enlist the help of another person, such as a relative, friend, or lawyer to help you by recording the details on each photograph that you take. It should include the location, time, date, and angle of the photograph.
This documentation can be very beneficial when the case goes to court.
Protect the Physical Evidence
Physical evidence is usually proven with the help of physical evidence. Photos can help you preserve evidence as long you take them shortly after the accident and before any accident scene circumstances are altered.
Physical evidence can help prove the severity of the impact, such as how fast or hard it was so you can prove the seriousness of your injuries.
Damage to the car can also help strengthen your argument and prove the other driver was at fault for the crash. Your car itself is considered physical evidence, but if it must be repaired before your claim is settled, you should make sure you get multiple photos from all angles to show the impact and its severity.
You should make sure you get photos of your physical injuries as well. Keep any torn or bloody clothing or any items that were damaged in the car during the crash, such as broken eye glasses or a broken cell phone.
This will also help show how severe the impact with the other vehicle was.
Gather Information from Witnesses
Witnesses are very important in regards to a personal injury claim. You need to get the names and contact information for any witnesses so they can be interviewed later.
How a Personal Injury Attorney Can Help
A personal injury attorney can help gather and document evidence. He or she can then present the evidence to support your claim and help negotiate the settlement for you.